Old Russian Prison Tattoos

Tattoos have been a part of prison culture for just about as long as modern tattooing has been around. It’s largely where tattoos got their bad reputation, with many people correlating tattoos with convicted criminals. We don’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes, but it’d be wrong not to acknowledge tattooing’s heritage

Artist Spotlight – Audi

Audi started his tattoo career apprenticing with his mentor all along the east coast of the US. In 2004 he moved back to his state of origin in New Hampshire and began tattooing at Midnight Moon Tattoo studio. He primarily specializes in black-and-grey tattoos but, as you can see from

Safety Pins ARE NOT Jewelry

Common sense really isn’t common anymore, is it? (Was it ever?) It doesn’t matter if it’s gold or silver-plated. A safety pin is NOT jewelry. It doesn’t matter how you dress it up. Piercing yourself with a safety pin is more self-mutilation than formal body modification. It doesn’t look cute, it

Artist Spotlight – Evan Olin

Evan Olin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a classical art background. Take one look at the gallery below and you’ll see just how impeccably Evan Olin uses his well-practiced talents in every tattoo he creates. He primarily specializes in painted realism tattoos

Artist Spotlight – Tyler Malek

If you search for Tyler Malek’s tattooing background, you won’t find much. Even the studio he tattoos in, Underworld Tattoo Company, doesn’t have an official website or background information. That being said, take one look at his work and you’ll know everything you need. Tyler’s an incredibly talented tattoo artist that

Eye-Poppingly Stunning Pinup Girl Tattoos

Does anyone ever get tired of pinup girl tattoos? Judging by all of your reactions to our previous pinup girl tattoo galleries, which you can view here and here, the more pinup girl tattoo galleries, the better. That being said, it’s been over a month since our last pinup girl tattoo

Artist Spotlight – Valentin Hirsch

Valentin Hirsch is a tattoo artist from Berlin who specializes in a form of tattooing you may not be familiar with – symmetry. Not too long ago Valentin released a book featuring his unique symmetrical tattoo designs that you won’t find anywhere else. He’s a one-of-a-kind tattoo artist that is

Artist Spotlight – Adam Aguas

  Most of the tattoo artists we show off in our spotlights have been tattooing for ten years or more. Adam Aguas has actually only been in the business for about half that time, yet he’s already making a name for himself at Mayday Tattoo Co in Chicago, Illinois. Adam specializes in

Bro, Your Tattoo Looks Like Shit

You can’t always stop your friends from making bad decisions, but you CAN tell them when they’ve made one. We like to think of ourselves as friends to all tattoo enthusiasts around the world, which is why we’re being brutally honest and letting each of the people in the pictures

These Piercings Don’t Look Healthy…

If your piercing looks even remotely like the ones shown in the gallery below, you’ve done fucked up! We don’t know for sure, but we’re willing to bet most of these – if not all of them – are do-it-yourself piercing jobs gone horribly wrong. There’s a reason people pay professionals

Artist Spotlight – Kerry Irvine

Kerry Irvine has been tattooing for over a decade and currently works at Modern Electric Tattoo in Bromsgrove, UK. She specializes and prefers to tattoo colorful realism and painted tattoo designs. Kerry prefers to let her work do the talking for her, and its quality certainly speaks volumes about her abilities.

Artist Spotlight – Eugene Knysh

Eugene Knysh, also known as Levgen, has been tattooing for almost a decade and comes from a self-taught background that not many people can boast. He’s never attended a single art class or any sort of formal school for tattooing. He simply started drawing on paper one day because he

13 Regrettable Funny Fails

These tattoos are so full of fail that a few of them are bound to make you laugh out loud. These are the type of tattoo fails people usually tell stories about, with spelling mistakes and all. (One of them even tried to correct their mistake with small print, like